ABOUT MIRROR, INC. – SHAWNEE
Founded in 1972, Mirror, Inc. is a nonprofit, private organization that provides behavioral healthcare, prevention and wellness, and correctional re-entry services. The organization has 18 locations throughout Kansas— a mix of residential and outpatient programs. The Shawnee facility offers both residential and outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Mirror, Inc. offers a continuum of services for clients struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. The process starts with a comprehensive assessment upon admission to determine the appropriate level of care.
The intermediate residential program is the most intensive level of treatment. Offering 24/7 care, the program provides a structured recovery environment. It is designed to break cycles of addiction by addressing a client’s physical, mental, and behavioral needs. The program utilizes evidence-based practices and focuses on relapse prevention and development of key life skills.
Intermediate treatment is a 28-day program. Upon successful completion, clients may step down to the next level of residential care or outpatient treatment.
The reintegration residential program provides 24-hour care and a structured program of counseling activities. It also offers work therapy options in an effort to ease clients back into everyday life. This level of inpatient care is a 30-day program.
Group and individual outpatient services available at this location include counseling and aftercare as well as Mirror’s preventative Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS) courses. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) meets three to four days per week for three-hour sessions. Treatment lasts, on average, four to six weeks.
According to the facility’s website, many of Mirror, Inc.’s employees “have advanced degrees and specialized training in their fields.” The treatment staff includes professionals experienced in addiction, mental health, corrections, nursing, counseling, case management, and care coordination.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients in residential treatment may bring cell phones with them, but there are restrictions on use. They may receive mail and phone calls, although time and other requirements may apply. In most circumstances, approved family members may visit clients according to time and other requirements set by each facility. Although there are few specifics for the Mirror, Inc. of Shawnee residential facility, an alum polled by Best-rehabs.com awarded it four out of five stars for cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The only alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave the facility a mixed review. Tara, who was 26 to 39 years old when she entered Mirror, Inc. of Shawnee for substance abuse treatment, chose the facility on her own. For the major categories of the survey, this former client offered mediocre and low ratings: three out of five stars for overall treatment and accommodations/amenities, and two stars for meals and nutrition.
Tara gave the facility a favorable four out of five stars for staff support, counseling options, staff level of training/experience, counselor respect for patient’s treatment preferences, and facility cleanliness. She wrote: “I feel like in order to really be successful, a tx center should be either all male of all female. In such a fragile state of mind, and with most addicts have relational issues as well, it caused quite a bit of chaos and relapse. I, personally, was too focused on a man.” This alum admitted “I just wasn’t ready to quit at that time,” but noted “It was a decent program for being state funded” and “It did give me some tools for when I finally did quit.”
On Google, there was one review of this facility at the time of this writing.  Reviewer Boston gave Mirror, Inc. of Shawnee three out of five stars. They did not leave any accompanying commentary with this rating.
According to Mirror’s website, the facility accepts Kancare (Kansas’s Medicaid program) and offers state funding for clients who qualify, as well as sliding fees and payment plans.